According to the oxford advanced learners dictionary, Moral is the principle concerning right and wrong deeds.
Decadence is the behaviour that shows a love of self indulgence, or the process of decline or decay in society’s ethical and moral values.
Then moral decadence is an act which involves an individual in an unethical behaviour.
In the world today, we see so many youths dressing half naked all in the name of civilization. What really causes moral decadence are lack of parent control, lack of discipline ,peer pressure, social media and so on.
We all have different choices, our thinking are very different when it comes to morals, so many people choose the wrong part all in the name of civilization.
Who should be blamed for moral decadence?
Well, since it involves a self indulgence it’s what u choose to do, Charity begins at home they say. Whatever you instill in your wards will definitely reflect in their behavior
Some parents fail to inculcate moral values into their children and this makes most of their behaviors in the society a talking point.
A large number of parents have this “I don’t care attitude, Parents are the first teachers of their children. Imagine a mother allowing her daughter to put on a bikini with the excuse of having fun at the beach, what do you expect such child to put on when she’s grown up. Most of them see their children dressing half naked and they leave them alone afterall it’s a free world.
Whenever a child does something wrong, they should let the child know what he or she is doing is very wrong and the disadvantages of their wrong deeds. Parents should also take notice of their wards. Our social customs and way of life also influence our morals, the society we find ourselves in is also a factor that influence moral decadence.
In this 21st century so many youths have been affected negatively by the movies they watch and what they see on Social Media. They try to imitate other peoples lifestyle which is playing a vital role in their lifestyle, leading them astray.
So many peoples mind has been deformed by what they see or watch.
We have the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as our role model and also his wives. Allah (SWT) has commanded us not to follow the footsteps of shaitan.
Surah An-Noor, Verse 21:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ وَمَن يَتَّبِعْ خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَإِنَّهُ يَأْمُرُ بِالْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ مَا زَكَىٰ مِنكُم مِّنْ أَحَدٍ أَبَدًا وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يُزَكِّي مَن يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
O you who believe! do not follow the footsteps of the Shaitan, and whoever follows the footsteps of the Shaitan, then surely he bids the doing of indecency and evil; and were it not for Allah’s grace upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have ever been pure, but Allah purifies whom He pleases; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
One of the ways to curb moral decadence is by following the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Also the friends we associate with also defines who we are.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) defines a worthy friend as the one whose presence makes u remember Allah
“Mix with the noble people, you become one of them; and keep away from evil people to protect yourself from their evils.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Credit : Kareemah Oseni